When I said I expected God to make a way for us to ship supplies to Uganda, I wasn’t expecting him to work immediately…
But I guess I don’t know why I was surprised. Here’s the play-by-play of what happened after I published the last post.
1. I called the USPS and found that we could ship shoebox sized boxes for $60-$80 a piece.
2. I was a little disheartened.
3. Within minutes of my post office phone call I received a fb message from someone wanting to donate money for shipping. It was God reminding me he’s got this covered.
4. That same day, my mom came across a story in a Grimes Living publication about a group from Des Moines going to Kampala, Uganda this summer.
5. I emailed Florence in Uganda to see if she had any way of traveling to Kampala if we could get a shipment as far as the Watoto church in the capital city.
6. The next morning this was her response:
“It is very possible for me or my husband to travel to Kampala to get the supplies from Watoto Church. From where I live to Kampala, it is around 76 miles away. I know where the church is and once I fellowship-ed in it while I had gone to visit a friend in Kampala. Our first born son works near Kampala as well. So I have all the possibilities of picking those supplies from there. If you find it cheaper and possible, this will be a great opportunity to us.”
7. Mom contacted the church in Des Moines, and though we don’t have all the details worked out, it looks like we should be able to send a piece of luggage with them. So instead of hundreds of dollars, it will probably be more like $100 or maybe less.
Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.